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John Hartman is a professional photographer who has done fine art and commercial work for more than 25 years. He works from a studio in Alexandria, Virginia and produces assignment and stock imagery that is published in magazines every month. John is the son of Henry Hartman, a nationally known illustrator and fine artist.

His longstanding interest in nautical subjects has lead to collaborations with various boating publications including Chesapeake Bay magazine where he has been a part of the creative team for seventeen years.

John’s approach to photography is one of discovery, and he describes his personal creative process as "visual exploration." On land he sees himself as a "street photographer" at heart. Through a busy shooting schedule, he produces an average of 30,000 images annually.

His prints have received "Best of Show" recognition in juried gallery competitions, and his magazine work has won several publishing awards. Eastman Kodak has used his imagery in its advertising.

John has taught photography at The Art League School for 10 years, and he served six years on The Art League’s Board of Directors. He is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), Nikon Professional Service (NPS), the Stock Artists Alliance (SAA), and the Society for Photographic Education (SPE).